Dalhousie to move forward with major upgrades to wastewater treatment plant


Dalhousie will be moving forward with a pair of projects aimed at extending the life of its wastewater treatment plant and making it more environmentally friendly.

A planned $2.3 million upgrade to the plant's solid waste recovery system is expected to increase the plant's efficiency and extend the life of the treatment pond by removing solid waste.

The town's mayor says Ottawa and Fredericton will pick up half the tab, but hopes the province will chip in a bit more as its correctional centre is a significant contributor to the solid waste problem.

The second project will see a UV system installed, at a cost $1 million, that will eliminate most of the bacteria before treated water from the plant is pumped into the Bay of Chaleur.

The first of the two phase project is expected to get underway this summer.

(with files from the Acadie-Nouvelle)